Senior Web Designer Salary

Senior Web Designers in the United States pull down an average of $70K annually. Compensation ranges between $49K and $103K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Web Designers can bottom out near $49K or peak near $103K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Web Designers making up 59 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,516 - $96,513
$50K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,814
10%
50%
90%

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$17.50 - $80.00
$18
$35
$80
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,516 - $96,513  
   
Bonus
$486.33 - $10,110  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $14,544  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,892 - $103,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 444
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $80.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$13.91 - $94.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$486.33 - $10,110  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,892 - $103,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Job Description for Senior Web Designer

A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.

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Senior Web Designer Tasks

  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer


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Senior Web Designers may progress into high-paying roles like User Experience Director, where median compensation is $132K annually. Senior Web Designers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Creative Directors or User Experience Designers. The median paychecks in those roles are $12K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Designer


Senior Web Designers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Flash, JavaScript, Adobe Dreamweaver, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HTML, Graphic Design, and Dreamweaver. Most people who know Adobe Photoshop also know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and User Interface Design. The majority of those who know Web Design also know User Interface Design and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $71K. Senior Web Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $77K. For some reason, Senior Web Designers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,426

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Senior Web Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Web Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+30 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Senior Web Designers in Cincinnati make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Orlando and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Web Designer

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$71,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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